Agreement allows both companies to extend their global reach and service
MONTREAL, CANADA AND LONDON, U.K., Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Aldea
Solutions Inc. and BT Media & Broadcast announced today a partnership
to provide seamless Occasional Use (OU) services for global events. By
combining the strength of Aldea's network and customer sites in North
and South America, with BT's network and customer sites in EMEA and
Asia, including the BT Tower, (one of the world's largest video
switching hubs), the two companies can provide a seamless service
anywhere in the world.
The partnership will ensure Aldea's and BT's respective customers
benefit from a wider geographic reach, with video transport services
available across the globe. As part of the agreement, Aldea and BT will
combine their capabilities and networks to offer services for the
transmission of events including fiber, teleport and satellite
services, encoding, standards conversion, streaming and distribution.
"The interconnection of our companies' complementary terrestrial
networks will greatly benefit our customers requiring global solutions"
said Lionel Bentolila CEO of Aldea. "We are very pleased to be working
with BT as this is the type of alliance we were looking for to speed up
our growth and strengthen our media presence around the world" said
Gustavo M. de la Garza, Chairman of Aldea.
"BT Media and Broadcast has a long history in OU event broadcasting and
the partnership with Aldea, with its strong presence in the Americas,
brings not only global reach, but also a fantastic level of expertise
in the delivery of OU transmissions" continued James Hennah, CEO of BT
Media & Broadcast.
BT's Global Media Network has PoPs and gateways in more than 20 cities
worldwide, with access to a global viewing audience via a multitude of
"We currently have around 500 broadcasters, content distributers and DTH
platforms connected to our global networks" commented Mark Wilson-Dunn,
VP of Global Sales and Marketing at BT Media and Broadcast. "Together
with Aldea we are now able to cover any event, anytime, anywhere".
Aldea's video network reaches 13 countries including coverage of all
main markets in North and South America. Aldea's network unique
footprint connects directly with high capacity fiber to major
broadcasters, DTH platforms and content producers in the Americas. The
networks will initially interconnect in New York.
About Aldea Solutions Inc.
Aldea Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of services and solutions
for the television and media industries. Established in Montreal,
Canada, Aldea provides end-to-end worldwide transmission services using
fiber and satellite facilities and operates the first Pan-American
fully automated fiber-based network for broadcast services with
points-of-service in major cities throughout the Americas, and with
international points-of-presence in Europe. Services include full time
and occasional use offerings, content management, HD encoding and other
production and transmission services for events. The Company's services
are used by leading major broadcasters and media companies around the
world for the transmission of sports, news and television programming.
For more information on Aldea, please visit www.aldea.tv.
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services
and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its
principal activities include the provision of networked IT services
globally; local, national and international telecommunications services
to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband
and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products
and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT
Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group's reported revenue was
£18,103m with reported profit before taxation of £2,315m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT
Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT
Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New
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SOURCE: Aldea Solutions Inc.
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